Last December, I decided to create Christmas tree ornaments made out of air dry clay. It was already late November when I decided to check out the little Christmas tree I have had in my shopping cart. This thrifty mom I did not order or added decorative balls and ornaments anymore, simply because I can actually craft them myself. The girls can create whatever design they like too.
My girls and I needed a hair treatment badly. We just couldn’t and wouldn’t dare go to a salon because of the quarantine protocols that we need to abide. Unlike me, both my girls have straight hair. I was born with naturally curly hair and grew up with a love-hate relationship with it.
Even if both girls have straight hair types, I noticed that their hair somehow changes as they grow up. This is evident most especially with Kea, because of hair styling and dyeing, perhaps. With Ro, she may have thin, long, dark brown hair, but it somehow easily gets tangled. It is always quite hard to comb her hair. I always advise her to use the gentle baby shampoo I bought for her (and for myself, I use it for CGM) and conditioner too. But as for her age who isn’t meticulous and conscious yet, she would always respond that she forgot to apply conditioner.
A stay-at-home-mom has to be creative in different aspects and levels, that is. I guess it is one requirement to keep a Mom’s sanity, haha! Kidding aside, I have not mastered any of my interests, I just try to learn things a little each day. Since I was a kid, crafting never failed to get my attention. And it just continued now that I am already a mom.
Last February, I made something glittery for my elder daughter’s ramp modeling project at school. The school has always reminded not to spend so much for their costumes and encouraged the students and so as the parents to make use of something old, to re-purpose and bring out the creativeness. Since we are cost cutting for the theme “futuristic”, I decided on a DIY shoes. We used K’s old Maroon flats (quite small already but still fits) and turned it to a glittery pair instead. She liked it a lot!
What you need:
A pair of shoes
Glue (I used rugby, Toluene free)
small paint brush or old toothbrush
(For the foil flower)
Foil (cut in circles)
2 Pellon fabric (cut in 2″ round)
The process is just simple. Wipe clean the pair of slippers and spread (using the brush) enough amount of glue to the shoes. Let stand for about 2 to 3 minutes and spread the glitters generously. Remember to lineup old newspaper on your work area so as to catch the glitter remains. You are not to throw them away, of course. Once the whole area has been covered, let it dry. You can brush it again with glue to lock in the glitters. I did not. I mean, I didn’t bother because I forgot to… hahaha!
For the foil flowers, I followed the steps I found from a Pinterest post. There are different variations you can pick from.
I will definitely do this again, if not with shoes, I will sure find other stuff to glitter!